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Special Veterans Event Coming up September 13th

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Please join Robert Wilson, MD, and Boston Scientific at an upcoming luncheon and informational event for veterans! The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College South Campus from 11am to 1pm. Dr. Wilson will present on the pain management services available for veterans at Noon. Dr. Wilson is board-certified in pain [...]

Navigating Insurance and Pain Medicine Constraints in Pain Management

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With today’s many diversified insurance providers and plans, along with a growing opioid epidemic, it can be confusing – and frustrating – to patients get the services they need and deserve because of limited insurance benefits and some of the restrictive guidelines medical practices must follow surrounding treatment options. An article in the WebMD Medical [...]

7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes

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Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter In yet another sign of just how deadly the U.S. opioid epidemic has become, researchers report a sevenfold increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under the influence of prescription painkillers. Prescriptions [...]

New FDA Head Outlines ‘Forceful Steps’ Against Opioid Crisis

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On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner has called on senior agency officers to develop "more forceful steps" to control the U.S. opioid epidemic. On Tuesday, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump's pick for the agency, announced the [...]

Dr. Wilson Panelist for NCMB Opioid Prescriber Best Practices

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Robert B. Wilson, II, MD, Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician Robert B. Wilson, II, MD, served as one of four panelists discussing the best practices for pain management and opioid therapies on May 4, 2017. Sponsored by the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB),“Prescribing Controlled Substances-What Every Prescriber Needs to Know” focused on the [...]

In-Office Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

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In this fifteen minute video, Dr. Wilson performs a spinal cord stimulator trial for a patient with severe back pain. The video documents the minimally invasive aspect of the procedure which is done in the office. The patient is awake and comfortable. https://vimeo.com/160152116 Piedmont Interventional Pain Care utilizes spinal cord stimulation to treat many who suffer [...]

Plantar Fasciitis Can Be Painful But Also Prevented

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The warm weather across our region is making it easier to put those exercise-related resolutions into action. But pay attention to a sore heel that could be more than an out-of-shape muscle. It could be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, occurring when the thick band of [...]

The Role of a Pain Management Physician – And Why You Should See One

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The medical field continues to learn more about the complexities of pain. Pain is a wide spectrum of disorders that can be acute, chronic or a combination of both. It can stem from many different reasons such as disease, injury, surgery or nerve damage. Sometimes pain can be the problem in and of itself, with [...]